TerraForm Power Prices $800 Million of "Green Bonds" in Its First Debt Offering

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TerraForm Power, Inc. (Nasdaq:TERP) ("TerraForm Power") today announced that its indirect subsidiary, TerraForm Power Operating, LLC (the "Issuer"), priced $800 million aggregate principal amount of 5.875% senior notes due 2023 (the "Notes") in connection with their previously announced private offering exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The closing of the offering is expected to occur on January 28, 2015, subject to customary closing conditions.

The Notes will be senior obligations of the Issuer and will be guaranteed by the Issuer's direct parent, TerraForm Power, LLC, and each of the Issuer's existing and future subsidiaries that guarantee its senior secured credit facility, subject to certain exceptions. TerraForm Power will not guarantee the Notes.

The Issuer intends to use the net proceeds to fund, in whole or in part, renewable energy projects ("Eligible Green Projects"). Specifically, the Issuer intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, together with contributed net proceeds from public and private equity offerings of Class A common stock by TerraForm Power, to fund the full purchase price of the previously announced acquisition of certain power generation assets from First Wind, to repay existing indebtedness of the Issuer that was used to purchase or develop other Eligible Green Projects, and to pay fees, expenses and other costs related thereto.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell nor the solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes or any other securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which, or to any person to whom, such an offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful. Any offers of the Notes will be made only by means of a private offering memorandum to qualified institutional buyers under Rule 144A and to persons outside of the United States under Regulation S under the Securities Act.

The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the completion and timing of the offering, the Issuer's planned use of any proceeds from the offering and TerraForm Power's ability to close the First Wind acquisition. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, and typically can be identified by the use of words such as "will," "expect," "estimate," "anticipate," "forecast," "plan," "believe," and similar terms. Although TerraForm Power believes that its expectations are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these expectations will prove to have been correct, and actual results may vary materially. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated above include, among others, risks and uncertainties related to the capital markets. Any forward looking information presented herein is made only as of the date of this press release, and TerraForm Power does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information to reflect changes in assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or otherwise.

CONTACT: Media: Bruce Dunbar bruce.dunbar@finsbury.com +1 (646) 805-2070 Investors/Analysts: Brett Prior TerraForm Power bprior@terraform.com +1 (650) 889-8628

Source:TerraForm Power, Inc.